Tag Archives: police wrap

Did you see the kamikaze Pulsar on the Monaro?

By 24 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision on the Monaro Highway yesterday afternoon (Monday, July 23).
Around 2.35pm the driver of a silver Nissan Pulser entered the north bound lanes of the Monaro Highway, crossed the median strip and the three south bound lanes. The car collided with a concrete shoulder barrier before coming to [...]

Robbery at Lake Burley Griffin

By 24 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred yesterday evening (Monday, July 23) in Acton.
Around 5.40pm a 26-year-old man was jogging along the bicycle path that runs along-side Lake Burley Griffin, parallel to Lawson Crescent in Acton, when he was confronted by a man. The man pushed the victim against the wall [...]

Richardson knife robber runs away emptyhanded

By 23 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred at the Superbarn Express at Richardson shops yesterday (Sunday, 22 July).
About 8.15pm a man entered the supermarket and threatened staff with a knife, demanding the till be opened.
Following a short standoff with the owner of the store, the offender fled the store empty [...]

Wild weekend in Weston

By 23 July 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to multiple reports of property damage in Weston over the weekend.
The incidents occurred between 11.30pm Saturday 21 July and 4.00am Sunday 22 July.
Damage included a burnt out wheelie bin and broken window on Buvelot Street; a smashed bird bath on Withers Street; damage and theft of letterboxes on Souter [...]

Elderly man killed on Mugga Way

By 23 July 2012

ACT Policing is investigating a suspected homicide at a Red Hill residence late this afternoon (Sunday, July 22).
About 5.15pm today, police received a report of an assault at an address in Mugga Way, Red Hill.
On entering the premises, police located an elderly male deceased in the dining room. A weapon was located nearby.
A middle-aged male [...]

Jamming the cop’s fingers in the car window and then driving over his foot

By 22 July 2012

A 20-year-old Franklin man has been charged with assault after he allegedly jammed a police officer’s fingers in his car window and drove over the officer’s foot following a traffic stop in Dickson late last night (Saturday, July 21).
The man had been stopped by ACT Policing around 11.50pm on Northbourne Avenue after his Toyota Camry [...]

The men with metal poles invade Mawson in their red Laser

By 21 July 2012

ACT Policing are calling for witnesses to an assault and home invasion in Mawson last night, (Friday 20 July).
At about 9pm a man answered a knock at his front door and was then set upon by several unknown males armed with metal poles.
He was hit numerous times with the metal poles before the offenders fled [...]

Bicycle bankrobber drops his bundle

By 21 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Civic today (July 20) in which the thief dropped bundles of cash as he fled the scene, possibly as he was riding away on a bicycle.
The offender entered the Westpac bank in Alinga Street, Civic, around 3pm, and threatened a teller with what appeared to [...]

Concrete boom collapse at the Kingston Foreshore


Three workers have been injured in an accident on a work site in Kingston this morning.
The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were called to Dockside, Eastlake Parade were a concrete boom had collapsed.
Firefighters have rescued one of the men who was trapped under the boom.
Update to follow.
10:02am Saturday 21 July 2012

Intensive care [...]

Alinga Street Westpac held up


We’re getting multiple reports of some sort of armed holdup on Alinga Street in Civic.
More as it comes to hand.

UPDATE 20/07/12 15:32: Jazz has sent in the above photograph from the scene.

UPDATE 20/07/12 16:02:

And another one from Neil. The police media unit is yet to reply to our email.

UPDATE 20/07/12 17:08: Police media now have [...]

Watson/Hackett rivalry boils over?

By 20 July 2012

A 22-year-old Watson man sought by police will face the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon on multiple charges, including forcible confinement and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The charges relate to an alleged series of incidents in which this defendant and another man, a 29-year-old from Hackett, confined and assaulted a 25-year-old man at a unit [...]

Have you seen Francisco Nunes?

By 20 July 2012

ACT Policing is asking for the public’s assistance locating Fransisco Nunes, a 57-year-old Calwell man missing since Monday, July 16 2012.
Around 10am Monday morning he left the house to get petrol in his silver Nissan Tiida, ACT registration YHW37U and told his sister he would be home for dinner.
Mr Nunes left the house wearing a [...]

Police targeting roadwork speeding

By 19 July 2012

ACT Policing will continue to target dangerous driving around 40kmh work zones after Traffic Operations issued 78 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) on Barry Drive yesterday.
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod Anderson said it was important that drivers practised safe driving habits around work zones.
“Speeding through work zones is extremely dangerous and risks [...]

Chifley fatal

By 19 July 2012

ACT Policing are investigating a collision in Chifley early this morning, Thursday 19 July.
About 12.50am, police were called to Eggleston Crescent where a white Holden Commodore had collided with a tree.
The vehicle was carrying a driver and three passengers.
Two of the passengers received minor injuries and are being treated at The Canberra Hospital. The other [...]

18 year old holder man busted for drugs at the Weston skate park

By 17 July 2012

An 18-year-old Holder man has been arrested after ACT Policing executed a search warrant and seized drugs from his car and house yesterday afternoon (July 16).
Around 12.30am last Saturday (July 14), officers from Woden General Duties searched a blue Ford XR6 at the Weston skate park, after reports of people acting suspiciously. During the search [...]

Fyshwick brothel attack. Video from Goldcurves


The Goldcurves brothel in Fyshwick has had an exciting history recently and ACT Policing has sent in a video from the most recent attack.
It’s a bit confusing so here’s the explanation we got out of the police media unit:
The guy with his face blurred is a victim. At the time, the victim is [...]

Police take an interest in Mackay Crescent fire

By 17 July 2012

ACT Policing are investigating a house fire at Mackay Crescent, Kambah this afternoon, (Monday 16 July).
ACT Fire and Rescue were called to the scene just after lunchtime today. Mackay Crescent was blocked in both directions while the blaze was extinguished. After further investigation, the case was handed over to ACT Policing about 4.50pm today.
AFP [...]

The faces of the Goldcurves attackers


ACT Policing has released images of the men alleged to have committed an aggravated burglary at the Goldcurves studio on Wollongong Street in Fyshwick Saturday morning (July 14).
Around 6.15am, two men rang the studio’s doorbell, not realising it was closed. One of the men kicked in a rear door, allowing both men to enter the [...]

Kicking in the door at Goldcurves

By 14 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Goldcurves studio on Wollongong Street in Fyshwick this morning (Saturday, July 14).
Around 6.15am, two men rang the studio’s doorbell, not realising it was closed. One of the men kicked in a rear door, allowing both men to enter the studio, before being chased out [...]

Gordon IGA and Calwell Woolies rolled at knifepoint

By 14 July 2012

ACT Policing is investigating two aggravated robberies in Canberra’s south last night (Friday, July 13).
Around 8pm, a man armed with a knife entered the IGA supermarket in Gordon and demanded cash. He was given an amount of cash and left the store on foot.
The man is described as approximately 178cm (5’10”) tall, with a medium [...]

Phillip bad girl can’t outrun the law in her Lancer

By 13 July 2012

ACT Policing will charge a 21-year-old Phillip woman with drink-driving, driving with licence suspended, furious/reckless driving and failing to stop when requested by police after a pursuit in Weston early this morning.
Police on patrol in Streeton Drive around 4.20am today (Friday, July 13) attempted a traffic stop on a white Mitsubishi Lancer sedan for the [...]

Motor vehicle thefts on the rise while other crimes decline in reporting

By 11 July 2012

ACT Policing has issued its online crime statistics for the second quarter of 2012, reflecting a decline in most offence types reported to police, including assaults, sexual assaults, robberies and burglaries, but an increase in motor vehicle thefts when compared with the same period (April to June) last year.
Assaults in the inner south fell by [...]

Repeat offenders going DUI in a third of cases

By 11 July 2012

Targeted breath testing by ACT Policing resulted in 29 drink-drivers being apprehended last weekend (July 6 – 8).
Police apprehended 33 drink-drivers for the week in total (July 2 – 8), nine of whom were drivers required by the conditions of their licences to have a zero Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).
Repeat offenders continue to be an [...]

Fast, Furious, and facing the Magistrate

By 10 July 2012

ACT Policing has charged an 18-year-old man with multiple theft charges, including that of several high performance cars, after a search warrant was executed on a Kingston residence yesterday.
The cars, a Porsche Boxster, a Porsche Cayenne and a Subaru Impreza WRX, were all driven away after the ignition keys were stolen during a burglary on [...]

Builder takes a break for burglary in Ngunnawal

By 9 July 2012

ACT Policing has released CCTV images of a male offender responsible for a burglary which occurred at a house in Ngunnawal last week.
About 8.45am, Tuesday (July 3) a man entered the residence through a sliding door and stole a number of household items.
The offender was wearing a high visibility orange jumper, a dark coloured baseball [...]

Italian peeping tom in the Canberra Centre

By 7 July 2012

A 25-year-old man has been arrested following an incident at the Canberra Centre yesterday morning (Friday, July 6).
Police will allege that around 11am the 25-year-old Italian national entered a store in the Canberra Centre where he took video footage of a 17-year-old girl who was changing clothes in one of the change rooms.
Canberra Centre security [...]

Smoko interrupted at the Kaleen grog shop

By 6 July 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the BWS liquor store in Kaleen last night, (Thursday July 5).
Two employees were taking a cigarette break out the front of the store when two men ran into the store from an alleyway. The two men ran behind the counter and attempted to open [...]

Oxley and Macgregor drug busts

By 6 July 2012

ACT Policing has arrested two men after executing a number of search warrants after a three month investigation regarding the supplying of drugs.
Around 2pm yesterday (July 5), police stopped a Mitsubishi Triton utility, driven by a 33-year-old Oxley man and a silver Honda Accord, driven by a 44-year-old Macgregor man on Bindubi Street, Aranda. [...]

This police officer brought to you by NRMA

By 5 July 2012

ACT Policing’s contribution to, and involvement in traffic and road safety has been further recognised with today’s release of the 2012/13 NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Grant Program.
The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust has awarded nine organisations with grants worth almost $400,000.
ACT Policing received the largest grant allocation of $75,900 which will allow it for the first [...]

Police Specialist Response Group launched


The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will today launch its new Specialist Response Group (SRG), which will be the largest centralised specialist policing capability of its kind in Australia.
The SRG is a Canberra-based amalgamation of the AFP’s ACT Policing Specialist Response and Security (SRS) Team and the nationally and internationally focused Operational Response Group (ORG).
The new [...]

Frosted up Conder driver couldn’t see the back of a bus

By 4 July 2012

ACT Policing is again reminding motorists of the dangers of failing to properly clear frost and ice from their windows following a collision on Tom Roberts Avenue in Conder early this morning (Wednesday, July 4).
Around 7.50am today, police attended a collision in which a driver, whose view was obscured by frost on her windscreen, collided [...]

Village building company torched. Canberra construction goes gangster

By 4 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire at a business premises in Gungahlin last night (Tuesday, July 3).
Around 7.55pm police were called to a fire at the Village Building Company site office on Horse Park Drive in Gungahlin. ACT Fire and Rescue were already in attendance.
AFP Forensic Services will attend the scene and conduct [...]

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